Whether you are racing or in charge of a fleet of vehicles, safety is always a huge concern. We are not saying that every vehicle needs a cage but there is one small step that many look over when it comes to vehicle safety and thats battery disconnect switch. Thankfully our friends at Flaming River builds some of the best battery disconnect switches in the industry.
Last year we installed the Big Switch on Project Orange Crush. Since then its been wonderful having the piece of mind that we can kill all the electric in the car during an emergency. Its also came in handy when we are working on the car and don’t have to worry about wires arching or anything. We talked with Flaming River and they gave us 6 other facts about the Big Switch. After chatting with them, we feel that every car you drive should have a battery disconnect, especially your classic.
•The Big Switch with Lock-Out (FR1005) meets OSHA Regulation 1910.147 for lock-out/tag-out in heavy-duty/commercial vehicle applications.
•8 out of 10 vehicle fires are caused by faulty electrical systems. The Big Switch helps protect your fleet of vehicles by preventing accidental electrical fires.
•Locking The Big Switch in the OFF position prevents battery drain and is an ideal safety feature to prevent accidental activation during vehicle maintenance.
• The Big Switch with Lock-Out reduces the risk of vandalism and theft by disabling the battery until it is unlocked and returned to the ON position.
•Stainless steel fasteners and electrical contacts will withstand wet and corrosive conditions and have more than 20% additional surface contact for a rated capacity of 2,500 amps for 5 second surges and 200 amps continuous.
•The Big Switch comes with a standard three year warranty—the best in the industry!
You cant argue with these facts. Hopefully you are heading out to grab a switch now but when you do remember there is only one Flaming River. Don’t try to save a few dollars on lesser products on the market. It might look the same but if your car burns to the ground because you saved $20 on the switch would it be worth it? The Big Switch is worth every penny in our books. They have multiple mounting options for easy installation in any vehicle. Hurry now to receive free shipping directly from Flaming River with no minimum purchase necessary.